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Hypermobility in Children – Why Positioning Matters

When hypermobility in children is present, delayed postural control can sometimes be present. This means that due to the difficulty of stabilizing the head, trunk, and pelvis against gravity, a child may take longer to reach postural milestones such as holding their head steady, sitting without the need for external support, and standing independently.

When hypermobility in children is present, delayed postural control can sometimes be present. This means that due to the difficulty of stabilizing the head, trunk, and pelvis against gravity, a child may take longer to reach postural milestones such as holding their head steady, sitting without the need for external support, and standing independently. For […]

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Free Poster – Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions

Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a beginner, this Free Poster - Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions provides a visual reminder to help children achieve functional goals during a sensory integration session.

Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a beginner, this Free Poster – Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions provides a visual reminder to help children achieve functional goals during a sensory integration session.  You can download it at the bottom of the post. Why this FREE Visual about Sensory Sessions? It came to our attention […]

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3 Behaviors Linked to Higher Mental Ability in Children

Parents play a key role in supporting children to maximize their potential at school.  As we all know, what goes on in the home greatly affects what goes on at school and vice versa.  Recent research on over 4000 children and adolescents in the United States, reveals that there are 3 behaviors linked to higher […]

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Strategies for Self-Care

Have you come up for air at all yet?  Back to school is such a crazy time of year.  Around here it is our busiest time of year without a doubt.  Everyone has to adjust to a new routine, expectations are high and schedules change.  It can be exhausting when you work in a school […]

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What is Reflective Journaling?

What is reflective journaling

What is reflective journaling? A reflective journal helps you analyze your professional and personal growth.  By keeping a record of your ideas, reasons, actions, techniques, and assessments you can plan for your future and facilitate a positive outcome.  Reflection is defined as “the process of stepping back from an experience to ponder, carefully and persistently, […]

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How to Provide Explicit Instruction to Promote Successful Learning of New Skills

How to Provide Explicit Instruction to Promote Successful Learning of New Skills

How to Provide Explicit Instruction to Promote Successful Learning of New Skills Are you familiar with the instructional approach entitled explicit instruction?  It is defined as: “a group of research-supported instructional behaviors used to design and deliver instruction that provides needed supports for successful learning through clarity of language and purpose, and reduction of cognitive […]

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How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions

How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions

How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions Do you ever find yourself finishing up a therapy session, going to document progress and realizing that the last 30 minutes did not go as planned?  Maybe the therapeutic activities metamorphosed into other play skill domains that were not directly goal related but beneficial […]

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10 Awesome Ideas to Start the New Year for Pediatric Therapists

10 Awesome Ideas to Start the New Year for Pediatric Therapists

10 Awesome Ideas to Start the New Year for Pediatric Therapists Do you like to start fresh in the new year?  Do you set goals for yourself to accomplish during this time of year? Being a school-based therapist is a wonderful job but one of the most difficult aspects of the job is managing crazy […]

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Top 10 Blog Posts from 2017 at Your Therapy Source

Top 10 Blog Posts from 2017 at Your Therapy Source Ever wonder what people read the most here at Your Therapy Source?  Well, here is your answer from 2017.  Here are the top 10 blog posts from 2017: 10. Color, Cut, Glue Summer 9. Norms for Core Strength in Children 8.  26 Calming Strategies for […]

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December 2017 Edition – Digital Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs

December 2017 Digital Magazine for OTs and PTs from YourTherapySource

Digital Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs – December 2017 Edition After a short hiatus, the Your Therapy Source digital magazine is back up and running.  The magazine is a great way to catch up on recent research, activity ideas and freebies from the previous month all in one location.  View this month’s edition below. […]